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Michigan Sports and Spine

Hill-Sachs Lesion

Overview
A Hill-Sachs lesion is an impression fracture of the head of the upper arm bone (humerus) caused by contact with the surface of the shoulder socket (glenoid) when dislocated.  It is most common in patients who dislocate their shoulders anteriorly (to the front) and patients with recurrent shoulder instability.

Causes
Anterior shoulder dislocation
Recurrent shoulder instability

Symptoms
Pain or instability sensation with raising arm or rotation to the outside

Diagnosis
Physical examination and medical history consultation
X-ray
CT scan

Treatment
Physical therapy
Surgery

Source: http://eorif.com/Shoulderarm/HillSachs.html

 

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